Tagged: barack obama

Defend 'Obamacare' Unabashedly, Some Democrats Say

by Associated Press 4/16/2014 03:34 pm

The outlook for the president's health care overhaul suddenly appears brighter, and some Democrats are saying it's time for the party to openly embrace the law that Republicans consider their best campaign weapon.

The Bearable Likeness of Bush and Obama (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 2/26/2014 07:48 am

The U.S. faces a large federal budget deficit and a sizable public debt. With Republicans quick to lay blame on President Obama, the real history of our circumstance involves two presidencies operating in extraordinary times.

Hutchinson vs. Ross, er, Obama (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 2/12/2014 01:55 pm

The 2014 governor's race will likely feature Republican Asa Hutchinson versus Democrat Mike Ross, and the GOP hopes low poll approval numbers for Barack Obama in Arkansas will be a factor.

Mark Pryor Signs on to Bill to Grandfather Health Insurance Plans

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 11/8/2013 07:52 am

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor says he will support legislation that would grandfather thousands of Americans' health care plans.

Windstream's Jeff Gardner Meets With Obama, Urges Tax Reform

by Lance Turner 9/18/2013 04:30 pm

Windstream CEO Jeff Gardner was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday as part of a group of CEOs meeting with the president and members of Congress about the nation's economy.

The Only Constant (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/19/2013 12:00 am

Human needs, after all, remain relatively constant, but the mode, manner and media of satisfying those needs are at the mercy of many factors — climate, culture, fashion, technology. But change isn't only linear. Sometimes we correct course.

Mark Darr Announces Run for Arkansas' 4th District Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/13/2013 07:15 am

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr says he'll run for a south Arkansas congressional seat and takes a swipe at his likely rival for the Republican nomination.

Mark Pryor's Bid Different Than Blanche Lincoln's (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/11/2013 03:34 pm

A two-term moderate Democrat in Arkansas faces an uphill re-election fight, battling an anti-Obama tide in a race that's turned into a key battleground for control of the U.S. Senate. The story sounds familiar, but the comparison may not go much further than that.

Mark Pryor, Others Join Legislation for Keystone Pipeline Approval

by Lance Turner 3/14/2013 03:28 pm

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., joins a bipartisan group of lawmakers supporting legislation he says would give Congress the authority to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.

Medicaid Takes a Back Seat In the 89th General Assembly (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/17/2013 05:08 pm

What happened to the Medicaid session? Despite all the talk before lawmakers gathered at the Arkansas Capitol that Medicaid's finances and future would overshadow just about every other issue, there's been scant attention paid to the $5 billion program and efforts to expand it under the federal health care law

The Economic Recovery: Are You Feeling It? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/4/2013 12:00 am

The announcement on an eerily warm Tuesday of a shiny new $1.1 billion steel plant to be built at Osceola feels like recovery.

Dustin McDaniel Calls Obama's Gun Plan 'Distressing'

by Jeannie Nuss 1/18/2013 07:26 am

Democrat Dustin McDaniel's comments come nearly a month after the only announced Republican gubernatorial candidate, former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson, was tapped to head a National Rifle Association effort to push for armed officers in the nation's schools.

Jay Dickey on Obama's Order to Encourage Research on Gun Violence

by Lance Turner 1/17/2013 04:26 pm

Former U.S. Rep. Jay Dickey, R-Ark., responds to President Obama's order Wednesday to ease research restrictions pushed through Congress in the 1990s by the gun lobby.

Tom Cotton Does Not Want Chuck Hagel As Secretary of Defense

by Lance Turner 12/21/2012 08:17 am

Incoming U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., an Iraq war veteran, outlines his opposition to Chuck Hagel as defense secretary.

National Journal: Here Are the White House's Fiscal Cliff Talking Points for Business

by Lance Turner 12/19/2012 03:14 pm

The National Journal publishes the White House's talking points for business leaders in support of President Barack Obama's fiscal cliff budget plan.

Video: Mark Pryor Optimistic About 'Fiscal Cliff' Negotiations

by Lance Turner 12/5/2012 08:11 am

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., talks to Arkansas Business news partner THV 11 News about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.

'Hey,' Businessweek Examines Those Obama Campaign Fundraising E-mails

by Lance Turner 11/29/2012 01:24 pm

Bloomberg Businessweek examines those strangely subject-lined Obama campaign fundraising emails, and finds how much one hauled in.

A Second Chance (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/26/2012 12:00 am

The federal government has given the state of Arkansas, along with a number of other states, a second chance to establish its own state-run health insurance exchange. Legislators, harkening to Republican wishful thinking and anti-Obama sentiment, muffed the first chance for Arkansans to have greater control over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare.

It's the Trend Line, Stupid (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/12/2012 12:00 am

The pattern in last week's election was this: Patterns matter. And politicians who can recognize and exploit patterns win.

Notes on Election Night in Arkansas (Analysis)

by Lance Turner 11/7/2012 10:13 am

Arkansans on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, filled each of its U.S. House seats with Republicans and gave the GOP its first majority in the state Legislature since Reconstruction.